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Miami Marlins at Houston Astros Betting Pick

At 8:10 PM ET, the Marlins and Astros will face off in an interleague matchup. This one is being played at Minute Maid Park in Houston, and the Astros are the heavy favorites on the money line, with their odds sitting at -199. The money line odds for a Marlins win are sitting at +165, and they will be looking to end a two-game losing streak.

Thursday’s forecasted starters are Roddery Munoz for the Marlins and Jake Bloss for the Astros. Miami is 32-60 this season, while the Astros are 2nd in the AL West with a record of 48-44. BSFL will be televising this one.

Marlins’ Struggles Continue: Muñoz Takes the Mound Amid Offensive Woes

Miami is 32-60 overall, putting them 5th in the NL East, 28 games behind the Phillies for the division lead. The Marlins have really struggled against other NL East teams, going 7-19. They are 3-7 across their last 10. Miami is 18-31 at home and 14-29 on the road. As the underdog, they are 28-47, compared to 4-13 when favored. Miami is 8-19-2 in series matchups this year.

Rodder Muñoz is getting the start for the Marlins today, and he is 1-3 with a 5.48 ERA this year. Overall, he has a WHIP of 1.47. Muñoz has given up 15 homers in his 44 1/3 innings of work. Miami’s offense has been one of the worst in baseball this year, averaging just 3.5 runs per game, which is 29th in the league. On the road, they are dead last at 2.9 runs per game. Miami’s hitting metrics are also near the bottom of the league, including 22nd in homers (73) and 26th in OPS (.630). Jesús Sánchez has been one of the few bright spots for the Marlins recently, hitting .276 with 3 homers over his last nine games.

Red-Hot Astros Look to Extend Home Win Streak Against Marlins

The Astros trail the Mariners by two games in the AL West, and they are 48-44 overall. Houston has gone 15-12 in divisional games and have won two straight games. They are 7-3 over their last 10 games, which is the best mark in the AL West. The Astros are 26-19 at home and 22-25 on the road. Houston is 23-16 as the home favorite and 36-32 overall when favored. They have won eight straight games at home.

The Astros offense has been one of the best in the league this season, leading the MLB with a .264 batting average. They are 2nd in scoring at home, averaging 5.2 runs per game. Yordan Alvarez is hitting .297 with 51 RBIs for the Astros this season. Alex Bregman has hit .357 over his last 7 games, and Jose Altuve is on an 8-game hitting streak. Jake Bloss will be making his second start of the season for the Astros, and he’ll be facing the Marlins. The over/under line for this game is set at 8.5 runs, and the Astros have gone over that line in 10 of their 17 home games. Houston has a combined run average of 9.1 this season and an overall over/under record of 36-52.

Astros Predicted to Triumph 6-4: Expect a High-Scoring Game with 10 Runs Combined

Our predicted final score for this one is 6-4 in favor of the Astros, and with the money line sitting at -199, we will be looking to the over/under market, where we have the line at 8.5 runs. This gives us a little bit of wiggle room, and we are predicting that this one will see a combined 10 runs.

Looking at some of the projections, Jake Bloss is predicted to finish with six strikeouts, and with the lineups we have him finishing with the 10th most among starters. As for Roddery Muñoz, we have him finishing with just four K’s, which is the third lowest among starters.

As for the lineups, we have the Astros finishing with 12 hits, and you could look to the team home run line, as we have them finishing with the second most in the league today.

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